Perez In the Mix for Immigration Job
Tom Perez, Maryland's labor secretary and a former Montgomery County council member, could soon join the Obama administration, sounces tell The Post.
Immigrant advocates say the White House and the Department of Homeland Security have nearly finalized their choices to lead two major immigration agencies.
For U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, sources tell our colleague Spencer Hsu that Perez appears to be the pick. Perez, a key player on Obama's transition, was a top official in the Justice Department under President Clinton.
For DHS assistant secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, all signs point to John T. Morton, a career Justice Department official who has overseen complex immigration and terrorism cases -- most recently as chief of the criminal division's domestic security section.
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